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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 1, 1950
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PACT SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MAY 1, 1050 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEW! THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES. Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Aalstint PublUhtr A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Uuu«er • Bole N»tlon»l Advertising Representation •tWalUe* Wilmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit .-.Atl*nt*. Memphlx. «5 second class matter at the post- 'efric* «t Blytheville, Arkansas, under ict ol Con- ,'»res», October 8. H17. Member ol The Associated Pies* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blytheville or »n> iuburb«n town where carrier service U m»ln> tafned, 20c per week, or 85c per month Bj mall, within • radius o[ SO miles 14.00 per ' je»r, »2.00 (or six months, »1.00 for three months: bj mall outside 60 mile tone, UO.OO per yeai payable In advance. Meditations And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as It were great drops - of blood Jalllnj down to the jrround.—Luke MM. * * • There Is no burden of Ihe spirit but Is lightened by kneeling under It. Little by little, the bitterest feelings are sweetened .by Hie mention of them In prayer. And agony Itself stops swell, Ing, If we can only cry sincerely, "My God, my Godl" —William Mountford. Barbs There are times when we'd welcome an epidemic of gout. It would keep people from kicking. * * * A fashion expert says a girl can drtss In 45 •eeond*—which should clve married men a loud (Uffawl * - •• • • New spring shoes hurl the most when father has to buy them for the whole family at once. / * * * The lore-making' of a middle-aged man Is T*TT llketr to be old stuff and nonsense, The housing expression these days seems to b« "look before you lease"—and keep on looking. Need a Barrage of Truth To Offset Kremlin's Lies Communist Czechoslovakia has or' dered the United States Information ( Service closed down in that country. It's another demonstration of how embarrassing the truth is to the Soviet Union avnd her natellites. In this case, the Czechs declared our information officers spread "untrue reports inciting the public against the people'* democratic order." They also charged that Joseph Kolarek, 13. S. embassy presa attache who operates the'service, hag directed espionage against Czecho- ilovakis. The Reds have gone .farther. Tli« American correspondents of the Associated Press in Czechoslovakia already had been expelled, and now the native Czechs filling in for them have notified A. P. they will not be able to send out any more Jiews. _. So the flow of fads both in and out of the country is to be largely cut off. This development shouldn't shock anybody who watches Stalin and his pawns In operation. But maybe it will add fuel to an idea that's been getting increased attention in recent months. The .idea is that we ought to step up our psychological warfare against the Communists until it becomes a hard- driving, relentless campaign that will make powerful impact not only upon them but upon our freedom-loving friends everywhere on the globe. Being wholly without morals, the Reds have been able always to pour great vigor into their worldwide scheme to poison the minds of people with untruths and distortions They've had the advantage that goes with financial devotion to a cause. . Democracy is a different sort of faith. It seems to inspire the crusading spirit only when it is in serious danger. So the free nations haven't matched the all-pervading effort of Russia and her hoop-jumping partners. Yet some of our most seasoned ; statesmen believe that we are indeed in the sort of peril that should lend us into a crusade. And they want us to make our cause as militant as communism, if not more so. They want us to push ; the truth into every corner of the earth i where it can possibly filter. And they think this should be done regardless of the towering obstacles we confront •_in many areas. The plan makes groat sense. The cold :\var cannot be fought and won solely on the fronts of ecnomic recovery and military preparedness. This is a contest of words, and words flow from Moscow • and its way stations in a never-ending torrent. : '\ It's lime we engaged the Russians full scale in the propaganda arena. To -, do the job means more money for our Information services Hk* th« Voice of America, but there is no help for that, Ju»t as there is no help .for the fact that we -must spend upwards of ?13,000,000,000 for defense in a peacetime year, The antidote for Russian venom is truth. If we blanket the free earth with it, Moscow will find it hander and harder to dam it back from the lands it con- Proud Record of Air Safety Newspapers are always quick to splash the story of a major airplane crash. The headlines too frequently obscure tfie generally excellent safety records made by our chief airlines. A strong sedative foi the nerves of citixeiis frightened about air travel is the performance of Colonial Airlines, an American company flying between our eastern scuboard and eastern Canadian cities. Colonial has just completed 20 years — no less — without a single fatality or serious injury to either passengers or 'crew. This performance, carried out over difficult flying terrain, is without challenge in U. S. aviation history. It's a mark for all to shoot at, and something to remember the next time you see those bliick "crash" headlines staring at you. Views of Others Pension Study Greatest Need Senator Bob Toft's advocacy ot congressional study of a pay-as-you-go pension plan has one Important connotation, even though it comes from 'the minority aide. It evidencc.5 belated recognition that something must be done to apprise our widely ignorant country or the fuels of pension life. Pension thinking in the United States today has some semblance of the age-old search for the philosopher's stone which would transmute the baser metals into gold. Only our many pension parlies think they have actually found it: Just vote a pension and there it is. The simplest cure for the pension-at-govcrn- ment-cort $60 or JC5 or $100 every month) would be to require that It be paid the nension- naire In kind.- Congress can vote pensions into being bill not cows, eggs, corn etc. If we rind to hnnd the pensioners actual housing, blankets, food, the supply would be exhausted so quickly that the facts of pensions would be obvious. To be sure when we give any person his $fiO and up, he spends it. But by giving him money, we have put- more money In circulation with the logical result that buying power his decreased. The fact that he gets less for ,hls money makes him demand & bigger pension. The more money we put out, the more things must cost. Obviously there is a limit to the pension burden that the national economy can stand. We can not go on forever taking more and more lax money from- those Who earn to support In idleness those who do not. The more we do [hat, the more we reduce, too, the actual buying value of what they have left. The pension burden of the country oppresses most grievously the hard-working group whose earnings reach up as far ss 410,000 to $12,(WO. Between Income tax, excise taxes, local taxes and taxes implicit but hidden In their costs, of living, they pay the bill. No theory of soak-the-rich can relieve them. Nothing can relieve them except removal of the cause of tlicir oppression in the pension burden. The current effort to saddle industry with huge future pension costs (including permanence of the bill oven if the worker quite his jobl, can never be made actuarily sound for a simple reason. The plan can be shown by simple mathematics to create sn Impossible pension bmdcn subject to the one redeeming (actor that the money figure can be made to have no value. We will get the whole thing over with quickly if we simply legislate to give everybody at any age $100 a month. It will mean nothing. But it ought to settle the question. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS Women on Juries Arkansas and Mississippi are separated only by the big river, and alhough Mississippi docs not have our mountainous region and dips father rloim Ito the Deep South, the two states arc comparable in rhany ways. They stand close together in various economic and social statistics, and Eastern Arkansas might be merged with the Mississippi Delta region without any great differences becoming apparent. But Arkansas Is greatly different from Mississippi In some political matters. Women nave long served on Juries In Arkansas, but the Mississippi Senate, after debating the question for an hour, voted 20 to 18 against extending this privilege and duly to women. We wonder whether the Mississippi senators are fully advised about the service of women as Jurors in their neighboring stale? —ARKANSAS GAZETTE So They Say It Lt not possible to determine the strength of the Communist Parly (in America) by counting its members.—Louis Budcnz, former editor ol Ihe Daily Worker. * * * We are trying to work out here In Guatemala, a puttern for containing communism and Injustice to U. S. companies everywhere.—Richard O, Patterson, Jr., U. S. diplomat In Guatemala. Looking for Honey Without Hornets? Propaganda Gives Reporter Hard Time Peter Edson's Washington Column — Editorial Views on McCarthy Charges Are Widely Divided WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Wisconsin Republican Joe McCarthy ,tltd a lot of good for htmscU in his address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors, meeting in Washington. A. S, N. E. is in tide up or about 600 newspaper editors — the men torial policy. More Umn 300 >f them were present for the annual Washington meeting and heard McCarthy talk. The Impression they curried EDSON away with them will have Important benring on the editorial:; they write In the future on McCarthy's charges of communism in government. McCarthy got heavy npplnnsc from the editors during .and after his .speech. A part of it was admiration for an ex-Marine who could keep swinging even after he had tnken an awful lot of punishment in and out of Congress. But many of the editors who came to doubt were obviously impressed. McCarthy has developed a good political fighting technique. He can revolve with the punch like a rooster on a weathervane. He attacks constantly. He keeps repeating his charges: "Lattlmorc Is the architect of our China policy. . , . Acheson Is Incompetent. . . . The Communist Hnc shapes the thinking of our State Department." Ho has an answer for everything. Most of the time It is not a direct answer, ire ignores evidence that does not support his charges. When he is proved wrong about something he ignores it. The net effect Is that he is convincing a lot of people who want to believe in him. Many of the newspaper editors In Washington were extremely critical By neWitt MacKeniie AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Casting back over more than for- y years of reporting in many parts f the for today's column of eminiscence, I am reminded that ne ol the greatest hazards a news man has to overcome Is propaganda. All sorts of folk, with axes to grind, conspire to make the reporter the grindstone. And of course the correspondent who is dealing with wars and affairs of state may run into some very high-class skullduggery union gthe powers that be. Men who otherwise are perfectly fine fellows will look you straight ,_ In the eye and tell the darnde.'i{4b lies imaginable. And sometimes they^ get awav with it. Wars Are I'rodiicllve Wars of course are particularly productive of propaganda, for words -sometimes arc more powerful than bombs. One of the most striking (and most damnable) pieces of propaganda I ever encountered was the story in World War one about the alesed German cadaver factories. This tale was loosed on the British front, and overnight winged its way around the world. The story was that the Germans were boiling down their war dead to i?et fats for industrial uses. This w?s supposed to have been discovered from papers on captured German' soldiers. Details were given U> war correspondents so convincingly that they fed the report to the four corners of the earth. Civilization Shocked All civilization was horrified, and it wasn't until after the war that it was learned the whole thing was a fake. Responsibility never was pinned down satisfactorily so far as I knoiv. but there wasn't any Indication that the top brass on the fever of up to 103 degrees. The British front were aware of the jaundice often gives the victim an nature of the story when It broke. The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P, Jordan, M.I). Written for NEA Service During previous wars typhoid, ly- ihus, smallpox. Influenza and other nfpctious diseases have often aused serious epidemics. In World rVar II a disease called epidemic or nfectioas hepatitis, while not as some of the epldexn- cs of previous wars, has neverthe- css caused a good deal of trouble. This infectious disease has been recognized in occasional outbreaks or Individual cases for a long time and was formerly called catarrhs! aundlce. It is now safe to say that t 5s nn infectious disease involv- ng principally the liver. II has occurred in more or less widespread epidemics both in this country and n many ol the theaters of military operation. In about 85 per cent of the pa- .ients, there is an early period of :he disease lasting a few days, which precedes the characteristic appearance of Jaundice, or yellow of the skin. In about one out of 10 Ihe jaundice appears the beginning. The early sfafjc is usually accompanied by -easy fatigability. slight nausea and almost complete loss of appetite. About half of the patients have of. the Washington press corps. The said Washington corresponden were as wrong on McCarthy as the were on the 1948 election. Th charge Is that the Washington co respondents am too close to th scene—loo much influenced by the Democratic administration and the State Department to know how the rest of the country feels about this. Country Gels News From Press And Ra.lio As one editor expressed It, "McCarthy's charges have swept the intense yellow color of the skin and eyes and other mucous membranes; som^tivncs the yellow coloration is very slight indeed. Headache is present in a few. After the jaundice has appeared the .second stage lasts from about two to three weeks. A convalescent stage is recognized loo, lasting for one or two months. Usually from six to eiaht weeks is required for full recovery, though a few patients may not be quite well even at the end ol several months. A chronic form has been described. Most seem to recover without any serious or pcrrincnfc harmful effects. The most Important part of treatment is to begin strict bed rest Anyway after a bit the correspondents smellcd a rat and refused to write anything further about the cadaver factories — but the Uamajr*- already had been clone. \S? Another terrific piece of propa- '' panda — unwittingly wrong but none the less virulent -was the report of alleged German atrocities published in London. This was made up authentic stone,;; of the cuttnig off of of suDposcdly such horrors children's hands. Hearsay Pipe-Dreams When it was ten late, investigation prove d that these "atrociti es" were all hearsay pipe-dreams. The re- report comprised accounts by early and to keep" It up for a long \ PUtabte people about "atrocities." enough time. A diet containing a A British Army officer, who was high proportion of protein foods is also used and seems to shorten the course of'the disease. Succumbing to Science The cause of this condition Is si- most undoubtedly a virus which Is a t in y H v iu g org a ntsm two smal 1 to sec under the ordinary microscope. ^artnys cnarges, nave swepi inc | Tnfeclious hcp atitis was undoubted- country like a_ prairie fire." As Me- ,„ _ more , crious eond ition In the Carthy himself expressed activities are opposed by almost everyone except the American people." Tf this Is the case, it may be pertinent to ask how the Am eric an people found out about this situation? The answer would seem to be that (he Washington press am! radio corps could not have done such a bad job, or the news wouldn't Sec EDSON on rage T ly a more serious condition in the army overseas than among civilians in this country, but this difference can probably hot be laid at the floor of combat conditions. Although, much has already been learned about this disease, we'can confidently expect that much more will be known about It within a few years. This Is a good example of lio^' new diseases and new health problems keep cropping up as the ' old ones become conquered. IN HOLLYWOOD By ErskJne Jontuon NEA Stiiff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Davis is sharpening her inils for what may be Hollywood's backstage drama of the year. Reason: Kathcrlne Hepburn has her eye on the John Huston-Sam "ptegel property, "African Queen," nd Mercedes McCnmbrk!s<! is mak- ng no secret of her ambition to play in "Ethan Frome." Both are oles that Bette had stoked out lor herself. Hollywood's production slump Is i break for play producers. Hcdy amarr makes her New York debut in the fall In "A Legend of Oood Women." Paulctte Ooddarcl vill star in "Caesar and Cleo- >ali i a" for lock. Ditto Ltznheth 'Summer and Stnoke." Bctte 1'aramounl's advertising department covered the nation witii barc- chcsleil photographs of Alan Ladd lo sell one of his recent films. Alan blushed when I asked him If he month of summer T trudged through a mammoth resort hotel set for "Smiler With oun" RKO with Bob Mitchnm. "I worked In a picture at iMCJM with Itob Taylor once," Mitchum said, looking over the acre of cabanas, bench and modern furniture. "You know what? The set got all the (an mail." Mitchmn refers to his nt?\v picture as a "taste piece." "It's n good comcrcial picture with no strain. It's got good jokes and a finished script. Of course, we'll ad lib around that." removes his shirt again In his latest, "Branded." He came back with a disgusted "Yes." Plot hinges iround a birthmark. "Branded," the studio decided was a much better title than "Birth- marked." A film newcomer, Peter Hansen, who paid his way through the Pasadena Community playhouse by working In a laundry, makes his debut in the picture. A talent scout heard him doing a cockney accent in "The Happy Breed" and decided he was just right for "Branded." He still can't, under stand it. In the picture he has a Mexican accent. OHva de Havilland is telling pals she's looking for a great love story for her next. Maybe Lcnoie Coffees "I Loved You Ycstci-Jay" could be the answer . . . MOM leads off with "King Solomon's Mines" and now Fix is hatching an opus about the Queen of Sheba to be filmed in Israel. Remember "hen Mac West was raring to play Shcua? . . . Aside to Arlcne Dahl: There's a secretary at the Beverly Hills bank building owned by Louis B. Mayer whose name is barlene Dahl. ilayers," said Generous George, Is that they're too stingy. I like eople who play bridge against me. nd I enjoy making them happy. So I hand them a trick now and hen just to see them smile." "Very kind of you," I muttered. George would really give you the liirt off his back—'or n small irofit. However, his bridge hands re usually worth listening to. "The opening lead was the queen •f hearts" reported George, "and he first trick was taken by Ihe king of hearts. I wai, all s'et to Reason the "Cost of Living" set was barred tighter than Jack Benny's underground vault when the cameras first started to turn: Evelyn Keycs, still legally under contract to' Columbia at the time, worked for two days opposite' Van HefUn in the picture before her lawyers brought her word that she was a free agent. Lucille Kail Is groaning over the punishment she look, in comedy scenes in "The Fuller Brush Girl. Snys Lucille: "I think it's about iiine t played n sre»' lady in picture. I still aclic all over." Sara Bcrner says Bob Hope is paying so much Income lax that Congress is planning to mnke him the 49th state . . . UA toppers arc flipping at the big grosses chalked up by Mickey Rooncy's starrer. "The Big Wheel." They expect to make as much money as "Champion." Won't He Coaxed Betty Field is saying a big. NO to Hollywood offers. She and hubby Elmer Rice will tour the Near East . . . "H Bomb".has been registered as the title of a movie by five different companies in T cw York . . . Cameraman James Wong Howe told Maureen O Hara to put on five younds to- her role in "Tripoli," and earned her undying gratitude. Jimmy, who ought to know, says [he audience is concerned much more with an actress 1 face than her other asset*. Guy Madison, who has been smarting under the he-canft-act- for-bcans label, listened In bug- eyed wonder backstnge at Ihe Las Palmas theater when a Holly\voor niob said ac'd come through with an Oscar performance in "Ligh Up the Sky." Said Guy, "I feel a lot better about my acting now." His wife Gall Russell, wasn't anywhere arimind. lie lold me: ''She (tot so nrrv otis aljotil me in that play that sh' couMn't make It." * AKQJ 10983 V 83 *K5 South Pass 4* Both TO I. West Norlh Pass 1 » Pass Pass 75 Years Ago Today Mr. and Mrs Harry Welsburd and family moved to West Memphis Friday, where they will make their home, after having resided here for a number of years, where Mr. Weisburd was in business. Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Klein, of Waso, Texas, announce the birth of a son who has been named Charles Harold. Mrs. Klein was before her marriage, Miss Lucille Santy, formerly of here. Mrs. I. Roscnthal and son, Sam Orgel, of Caruthersville, Mo.; .were In Memphis Tuesday as gucsU of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Orgel. Mrs. Frances L. Stcwsom, formerly of Hollywood, Calif., where shr was assistant hostess at the Hollywood Country Club, has arrived here to become hostess or the Bly- hcvllle Country Club. East 3V Pass •JAqOBY ON BRIDGE By Oswald .larohy Written for SEA Service 'Generous George' Foils the Rohbers "Tha trouble with most bridge play my other heart to the second trick when I found that the Jack of diamonds had been led back at me. What do you think of that?" "A neat plot," I said admiringly. And neat was the word lor it. East planned to take his ace of trumps soo as spades were led. Then he would lead a low heart in the hope that his partner could win the trick. This risky play would work, of course, since West had the jack of hearts. West would rcturr a diamond, and East would set the contract by ruffing the second round of diamonds. "Nothing neat about It." said George. "Just dirty tactics. Try- Ing to take the bread out of my mouth, that's all. well, you knov. me. If they want a trick that badly, I'll always give it lo them "I took Ihe second trick with the king of diamonds and played some clubs. On the thud high club, led from the riummy. tha robber at my right hand played a trump. "Also very neat," I commented For now 1 George could not be scl He hadn't actually give away thing, because he was always bmm to lose a second heart trick. How ever, he had made sure that Eas aon the second heart trick; an East could not ruff a diamond be cause his partner would never be able to lead that suit. "Nothing neat about I!." said George. "Just brotherly love. Live and let live." I'sslgncd to run some of these stories to earth, told me that without exception the trail vanished into thin air. Let us say that, lord so-and-so was credited with stating that Germans sut off a baby's hPllds in a certain city. When asked by the Investigator how he knew this, lord so-and-so said certainly it was tnie because his soldier-butler had told him, and'.the butler. r hacl seen.the ^ baby. When the butler was askeM;' for details he said he hadn't seeir^ the baby but his sergeant naa. And so on. Russian Troops During the first World War It was reported that Russian troops were being mysteriously' brought in ft roundabout way to England and then were being moved onto the western front. This Take was to raise morale among the western allies. ast propaganda is on e much smaller scale. It may take the form of a bad steer by a government official or a diplomat or a business man. It may be conveyed by the telling of a half truth, or even by a shrug of the shoulders Which gives an entirely different complex- Ton to the spoken words; And what are the reporter's safe- . guards? Well, intimate knowledge of the situation with which he is dealing Is the best safeguard. Acquaintance with the news source Is another. Ability to read character to a third. Your crack reporter must be able to size-up his man in the lew seconds it takes to crois from the of"ice door to the desk, where the subject of the interview sits. Success depends heavily on that ability. National Banner 1 To (prefix) 5 Equipment 6 Preposition 7 Statutes 8 Affirmative _ votes 9 Parent 10 Winglike part 11 Deep dish 12 Corrects 17 Concerning 33 U produces 34 Opposed HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted is the flag of 9 is one of its products 13 Testimony 14 Astringent 15 Knock ISFsse. 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